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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

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Job Details
Job Order Number
8613270
Company Name
Mercy Health Corporation (Mercyhealth)
Physical Address
8201 East Riverside Boulevard
Rockford, IL 61114
Job Description

MERCYHEALTH HOSP-RIVERSIDE BLV * RESPIRATORY THERAPY
ROCKFORD, IL

Allied Health
Flexible Full Time Hourly (60-79 ppp) FTE .75-.99, Evening/Night/Weekend, 1830-0700

Req .# 21032

Respiratory Therapist, Riverside & Rockton
Department/Skill highlights

  • Riverside & Rockton Hospitals
  • Varied days 1830-0700, 72 hours per pay period
  • Every other weekend rotation and rotating holidays

Beginning Summary
Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization

Essential duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs routine therapies that aid in the treatment, diagnosis, and evaluation of their cardiopulmonary status.
  • Performs and documents emergency rounds, oxygen saturation checks, and titrates oxygen per protocol during oxygen and aerosol rounds.
  • Will Initiate, monitor, evaluate, and wean invasive and non-invasive ventilation. Makes parameter recommendations based on clinical assessment, technical assessment, patient compliance, patient response, laboratory values, and patient status.
  • Performs therapies in strict compliance to universal precautions and proper body mechanics, using sound judgment in evaluating situations, and taking appropriate action when necessary.
  • Initiates and provides on-going evaluation of treatment regime including medication delivery and oxygen administration through therapist driven protocols by performing patient assessments to determine the needs related to treatment therapies, frequencies, and duration of treatment regime ordered by physician.
  • Assesses patients clinically before and after the administration or application of any medication, procedure, or device; recommends appropriate therapy including initial therapy, changes in therapy, and discontinuation.
  • Monitors, assesses, educates, and documents the patient and/or family on therapies, medications, goals of therapies, and equipment during treatment.
  • Demonstrates competence in the set-up, calibration, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators, noninvasive ventilation devices, therapeutic bronchoscopies and pulmonary function screens. Cleans using high level disinfection, assembles, and maintains equipment and the stocking of departmental supplies.
  • Responds to emergent care situations in the hospital and assists with resuscitation by providing chest compressions, airway management, airway stabilization, and ventilator support in accordance with the American Heart association guidelines and as directed by the Code Team Leader.
  • Transports adult patients on mechanical ventilators, non-invasive ventilation devices, and critically ill to intrahospital procedures and testing.
  • Provides developmentally appropriate care to support the various patient populations during their hospitalization. Demonstrates competence in the care of pediatric and adult patients (when/if assigned to these patients) relative to determining each patient’s age related and other physical, psycho-social, and cultural needs.
  • Participates in community education events relating to procedures performed, disease processes, medications, and treatments relating to respiratory care.
  • Seeks to improve performance by participating in self-development activities, in-services, and continuing education that is appropriate for the effective and efficient delivery of respiratory careservices.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
RRT If not eligible for RRT, CRT required
CPR
ACLS within 6 months of hire
NRP within 90 days of orientation, for those departments requiring delivery attendance
IL and/ or WI Respiratory Care Practitioner license
Special Physical Demands
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Key Words: RT, Resp. Therap, cardiopulmonary medicine

FTE: 0.9/72PP

EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.

EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.


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